When you are working with hose systems to transport fluids in any application, there is a risk of leakage at connection points where the hose meets a fitting, such as a spigot or a barb. This can interrupt the efficiency of your system in a number of ways, so it is wise to employ the use of a hose clamp for such situations. Intended to fit around the outer diameter of the hose, a hose clamp is a ring-shaped component that works to ensure a tight seal at the connection point between your hose and a port. There are various systems that depend on hose systems, so the best type of hose clamp will be different for different applications. For your better knowledge, this blog will explore six common types of hose clamps and their applications.


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Capacitors are electrical components that are found in many circuits, capable of storing electrical energy within an electrostatic field. As a passive electronic component with two terminals, capacitors typically serve the role of holding energy that is needed for a quick release, such as for the flash of a camera. Most capacitors are assembled from two parallel plates that are separated by a dielectric, that of which is a form of insulating material. In the market, there are various forms of capacitors that one can procure, the most common being electrolytic and ceramic capacitors. While the biggest difference between the two is the dielectric material of choice, there are other variations that are important to consider.


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“Thermistor” is the name given to thermally sensitive resistors whose primary role is to show an accurate change in electrical resistance in response to changes in the surrounding temperature. They are made of semiconductor materials which exert less resistance in either increased or decreased temperatures depending on the device. In addition to being very small for use in tight spaces, thermistors respond quickly to temperature changes, making them the most sensitive temperature sensors out there. Both negative temperature coefficient (NTC) and positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistors’ values change when exposed to shifts in temperature, but the way in which they are impacted makes them suited for different applications.


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When working in manufacturing processes involving metals, it is often very important that one knows the difference between soldering and desoldering. While soldering involves the process of joining pieces together by establishing a joint, desoldering is the opposite process where the solder is removed from a joint. Both processes can be very important for a number of applications and needs, and they both involve separate sets of equipment and safety instructions. Additionally, the practice of soldering and desoldering can be tricky to master, and both practices are known for their learning curves. To help you better understand how each is carried out and when, we will briefly discuss soldering and desoldering in this blog.


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Commonly used for laboratory and industrial means, potentiometers and rheostats are two different types of variable resistors that are used in various electronics. To ensure networks are operating at peak efficiency, both devices are designed to control current and voltage flowing through a circuit by the means of actuating one or more knobs. However, while they may perform similar functions, they should not be interchanged with one another unless specified because of their individual and particular construction. To better understand how potentiometer and rheostat components function separately, we will go into detail on when each should be applied, alongside what to look for when choosing the appropriate part.


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The aviation industry is continuously expanding across the globe at a rapid rate in recent decades, and millions of complex metal components are produced on an annual basis to meet demands for construction, repair, and much more. One of the most important innovations that bolstered metal production was aerospace CNC machining, which allows for the rapid construction of diverse aircraft parts and prototypes with lightweight materials such as aluminum and titanium. Whether one is assembling or designing a civilian aircraft, military jet, or space exploration vehicle, all applications rely on CNC machining to carry out the development and production process.


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Fire extinguishing and detection systems in general aviation are paramount, mitigating and preventing fires from ensuing on aircraft and keeping passengers safe. Fire suppression systems can be divided into two subsystems, those of which are the fire detection system and the fire extinguishing system. Each system is equipped with unique features that are meant to protect certain aircraft structures and their components.


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Since the first helicopter took flight in 1939, helicopters have seen vast improvement in terms of their structure, flight capacities, and more. In particular, helicopters have seen growth in the material composition of the various components they have, with many being manufactured using fiberglass, carbon, and aramid (Kevlar) fibers. The use of fiber composites is not new to rotary-wing aircraft. In fact, they have always had a closer relationship to composite materials than their counterparts.


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Maintenance is a crucial aspect of aircraft operations, ensuring that such vehicles remain airworthy and safe to operate over time. Countless systems and assemblies are maintained on a regular basis, including the engine(s), landing gear, fuel systems, and more. Throughout the spectrum of maintenance operations, it is paramount that inspections and repairs are conducted correctly, lest one causes a hazard or issue through mistakes. When these mistakes are caused by a human, they are known as human factors for maintenance. Ranging from missassembly to misidentified components, human factors for maintenance are something that need to be addressed and prevented within any facility.


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Aircraft are designed to withstand countless environmental stressors such as unprecedented weather, severe turbulence, unexpected landings, and more. Equipped with systems and features that enhance its performance and safety, aircraft are constructed to endure varying extremes. One of the most important systems aircraft have are deicers.


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